PhD Studentship in Gas Turbine Internal Air System Sealing Design

Guildford, United Kingdom
04 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship within the Rolls-Royce funded ThermoFluid Systems University Technology Centre at the University of Surrey.

The design of sealing technology within a gas turbine engine is critical to the efficiency of modern engines. This project will concentrate on the modelling of labyrinth seals using finite element (FE) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. The project will be in collaboration with Rolls-Royce and will involve regular meetings with Rolls-Royce stakeholders.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an upper second (or better) degree in engineering or a related subject. Due to funding restrictions, applicants need to meet EPSRC’s eligibility requirements (


This 3.5 year PhD studentship will cover a stipend of £19,000 per annum and Home/EU fees.

To Apply

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Prof. Nick Hills ( Formal applications should be made through our Aerodynamics programme page.

The position is available to start immediately and the successful applicant must be able to start before 1st Oct. 2018. The position will be filled when an appropriate applicant applies and must be filled by 1st October.

For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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